Thursday, December 18, 2008

I am still not ready for the holidays. I don't even feel close to being ready. There is still so much to do and I feel woefully unprepared.

Jessica turned 14 on the 16th. Fourteen! I am still shell shocked that my baby is 14.

Gramma Lynn came over after school and we opened gifts. TMOC's Christmas package arrived that day, so we opened those too. We never seem to be able to wait.

I went shopping with Gramma on Monday and we had all of her shopping done for KC, Kayla and Jessica done in less than an hour. It was a kamikaze shopping trip. Normally, she spends a couple of hours wandering the mall wondering what to get. She rocks as a Gramma, but since the girls have gotten older (and their taste is considerably more expensive), she has been more miss than hit at the gift giving. It was fun, and the whole thing was just under $200 (for my girls, Spencer and one of her other grand kids). I must say, we rock.
I took Jessica to see her doc on the 15th and she was given a clean bill of health. Her weight is at a healthy 107.5 lbs, and she has stayed there for a few months. Her cheeks are rosy, she looks great...There is not much else that I could want, really. Well, work for Shawn, but that is not likely to happen until after the New Year.

I know that you are all sick of hearing this by now, but I am just pinching myself at our luck....It is the Christmas season again and my baby is home. Can I ask for anything else????


Gabriel said...

Let's see:
* Christmas, check
* Family, check
* Health, check
* Peace of mind, check
* Togetherness and happiness, check

Maybe you're wrong and you could actually ask for anything else. But everything that really matters, you have it.

How does it feel, after such a tough year, to know that some of us might be actually feeling some healthy envy here? :-)

Please with Jessica a Happy belated Birthday. I should have remembered.. but well, I was semi-comatose all Monday, with a serious case of jet lag...

Tod said...

Kamikazee shopping is the only way to do it. Get in, get it done, get out!

whimsical brainpan said...

That is great Biddie!

There is an award for you at my place.

Molly said...

Hi Biddie, Jesisca does look good and Happy Birthday to her.

Gardenia said...

That is always first in our minds on our Christmas list, healthy and happy families!!!!! I'm so glad, this last year bought you far too many scares. Oh, I can't stand waiting in regard to presents either - somehow we do - well, at least with most of them!

I have to get my haunches in gear - mostly done - but all these last minute things pop up!

jAMiE said...

That is wonderful happy to hear things are going so well for her.

I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas Biddie... enjoy yourselves!